Five things + A giveaway!

T minus two days ’til I’m off on my winter adventure! I hinted about it this week on Instagram and today I’m going to give you a few more details, along with a look at a couple of things I’ve been up to lately (like last Sunday’s lunch at our favourite neighbourhood bagel shop). Plus (PLUS!) a giveaway I hope you’re going to love. 


I found my soymate in Bento Sushi’s sushi burritos (these ones made fresh at the new Rideau Centre location).


I made this dead-easy necklace when a box of candy I’d won in a contest arrived in the mail. You just knot the ends of the caramels together with string. (And try not to eat 52 of them as you go along.)


About that trip: Monday I’m driving to Orillia with Cathy, Sandi, Shannon, Ann and Linda to join 10 other bloggers at Casino Rama resort for #LetsGOMaple, a winter retreat in partnership with SJ Consulting, Casino Rama and Ontario’s Lake Country Tourism. We’ll be experiencing all that the region has to offer (or at least as much as we can squeeze into a couple of days) and sharing on social media with #LetsGOMaple as we go. The itinerary looks incredible: tapping maple trees, skiing, skating, snow tubing, and snowshoeing; enjoying some fantastic restaurants; a lesson in table games; and time to relax in the resort’s pool, hot tub, sauna and spa. I’m nervous but excited too, and can’t wait to give you a full recap shortly after I’m back.


And Lily and I are loving our new watches from The Nerdy Kitty Cat. Lily claimed the pink and mine is mint (all are made with vegan leather straps). Each month The Nerdy Kitty Cat offers a piece from its collection free-of-charge (the original Nerdy Kitty Cat watch here is regularly $27.99 US) — all you have to pay is shipping. And this month one lucky try small things reader is going to win a watch of their own (shipping included!).


To win your choice of watch from The Nerdy Kitty Cat, tell me which one you’d choose (including the colour of the strap) in the comments below. This entry is mandatory.

For an additional entry, follow try small things on Facebook and share this post, then tell me you did so and your name on Facebook in the comments below.

For a third entry, follow try small things on Instagram, like this picture and tell me your Instagram handle in the comments below.

And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count.

A (cat) hair past 5: Enter to win a purr-fectly cute watch from The Nerdy Kitty Cat & @trysmallthings CAN/US 3/25 

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents 18+ and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 25, 2017. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another will be selected.

Update March 27: Congratulations Tasha W!

The Nerdy Kitty Cat sent me two of its adorable watches to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

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